Volume 23 | March 1, 2020
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families,

I am consistently impressed with our artistic offerings. I love walking through the halls and seeing student artwork, hearing the sounds of stunning pieces of music and feeling the soul of an actor on stage. For a small school, we sure do pack a punch with extra-curricular opportunities for our students. Here you can see junior, Moly Wu, working on an acrylic painting for AP Art. Just stroll the halls to see more of Moly's talented hand!

With Midquarters behind us, we are moving right along with 3rd quarter and students are busy with all sorts of activities. Please see updates for the coming week below.


We Need You - LAST CHANCE for DOUBLE the Gift!
A special group of donors have come forward and will match, dollar for dollar, every gift that comes in by today, March 1st. If you have already given, we want to say thank you for your support. Please consider throwing in an extra gift to help us with this incredible match opportunity.

EVERY GIFT no matter its size counts.
And right now, it counts DOUBLE!

Interested in participating? Please contact Sara McGuire: smcguire@roycemoreschool.org


Course Planning
Course planning for next year has begun. Parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, I encourage you to have a dialogue with your students at home as students think about the classes they want and need for next year.


We Are Roycemore Photos - 3/4/20
Roycemore parent and photographer extraordinaire, Lisa Gottschalk, will be taking another round of beautiful pictures of our amazing students. You can view the schedule here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vcmqHotG3qZjeJ_amy_f9N1UXvqns944X-M-mL0Hhr4/edit?usp=sharing  


JST Travel in 2021 - Meeting this Wednesday
Students in Grades 8-11 were recently surveyed during Advisory about next year's JST travel option. Per the survey results, students were most excited about traveling to France and Spain for JST 2021! Highlights of the itinerary include Paris, the Côte d'Azur, Monaco, Èze, in France; Barcelona, Madrid, and Toledo in Spain.  Please attend the Student/Parent Travel Meeting March 4th at 5:30 PM in Room 235 for more information. Please RSVP by clicking “I’m interested” and filling out the contact information here: www.explorica.com/Trowbridge-5378


Re-Enrollment & Tuition Discounts
March 2nd is upon us tomorrow and all re-enrollment documentation is required by the deadline in order to secure your student's spot for next year. If you have any questions or problems with your re-enrollment packet, please be sure to reach out before the deadline to  Tanise Robnett (trobnett@roycemoreschool.org).


Spring Play-Our Town!
Rehearsals continue this week! Make sure to join us on March 12th @ 6pm, or 13th @ 7pm for this beautiful classic.


Help Us Help the Earth
This semester, the Roycemore National Honor Society is recycling all of your plastic bags, printer toner/ink, and old electronics and batteries. You can find bins in the lobby, and if they are not there, please bring them to Cara Marantz or Mrs. Byrnes. We will be collecting until May 15th, so please check your homes for any of the items that we are taking!


Please see below for important reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Calendar

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Reminders
Roycemore's Literary Magazine
Bursting with ideas? Submit your writing or artwork now to our first ever Lit. Magazine! Details on the yellow flyer above.

Palio will take place on Thursday May 21st, 2020
NOT March 20th, and will be combined with Spring Show (already scheduled for that date).

Juniors and Families-Important reminder!
Please sign up ASAP for your meetings with Stacia Campbell, our College Counselor: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4cacae22a6f58-junior2

Volunteer Opportunities!
Interested in helping us out? Feel free to sign up to volunteer via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4baba72ea3ff2-20192020

Free Yoga - Every Thursday 5-6pm, Roycemore School Library
This is a free Vinyasa style class offered to anyone in the community, all ages and abilities are welcome. Sponsored by the  Phoenix Yoga Project , the class will be taught by our very own Director of Admissions:  Amanda Avery ! Amanda is a CYT 200 and NASM CPT.

Snow Days
For school closures or schedule changes due to weather, texts and emails will be used to notify families and faculty/staff. Alternatively, you can visit the WGN emergency school closing site.

Attendance
If you know your student will be absent on an upcoming day due to a medical appointment, college visit or other needed reason, please be sure to email: attendance@roycemoreschool.org. Students who will miss school should also take a form to their teachers for signatures and to get information on any classes they will miss. Forms are available in the Upper School office.